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bill clinton's democratic national convention speech in 2012 as the political speech of the year. anybody want to challenge me on that? >> i echo that. he galvanized that convention. he brought them to their feet. he galvanized the political party. they came out of there as a united party, and energize the party. >> and he has a huge approval rating. this was a man who was impeached. >> there is a second and third life in american politics, and bill clinton proves it. the two most popular political figures in the united states are bill clinton and hillary clinton. he made a better case for barack obama and joe biden and barack obama and joe biden had ever made. the other thing about bill clinton's speech is he had the ultimate line in it -- "this economy was so bad even i could not have fixed it." >> i think you pointed out in the opening of the show what was the worst political moment, which was the clink east would wasting 12 minutes of prime time when just before, you have had these truly heart rending stories -- heartwarming stories about the humanity of the republican challe
on libya. hillary clinton, secretary of state has a virus, a con cuss, and wasn't -- a concussion and wasn't able to testify. at this point, what do you think we will learn from the secretary that we are not learning from these hearings? is libya something that will stay with her should she decide to have a run next go around? >> of all of the members on the cabinet, i think secretary clinton is probably the most able and has done the best job. obviously she has questions to answer in benghazi. the report was accurate. i don't believe it did reach her. she has an obligation to testify to show what her role was. how those decisions are made. apparently it didn't go to her, but why doesn't it go that high. if she runs in 2016 she will be judged on her record. so long as she comes in i think that will immunize her as far as running for president. but it is essential she do testify. >> on 48 hours notice she will be back to work. we appreciate that. thanks for coming in. >> thank you, congressman. >> congressman king just gave us the big fallout and questioning why some of the information may
. you come back home one day. >> i will. >>> john kerry to replace hillary claihil hillary clinton as secretary of state. i will talk to bill richardson. plus the gun industry by the numbers and some eye-popping statistics when it comes to firearms and the companies that make them. a little later this hour. how an early morning visitor and a letter brought the king of rock 'n' roll into the oval office. hi, i'm phil mickelson. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss
in syria untillet election takes place. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to be back in the office next week. and she fainted and hit her head after being dehidrated from a stomach virus . what some are calling the benghazi shuffle . they are thought to have been relieved of duty . may be switching desks . some congress and joining us now is republican congressman chairman of the house foreign relation committee . trying to get information. of the four employees and were they fired or reassigned or on administrative leave. what have you heard? >> it is a shameful episode for the state department. they are bungling everything relate to bung bung. - benghazi. the americans asked near more security and consulate was over run by al qaeda operatives. and the administration wanted a web of lies of outrage of a video that slammed the prophet muhammad . that was bogus and now the state department purposely misled the american people and saying that four individuals in the state department high level were going to lose their jobs and the secretary had accepted a resignation of
'neill and bill clinton and president eisenhower, we need leadership on not just taxing rich people, but we contact them and it wouldn't help the medicare fiscal cliff. greg: others are skeptical, noting that high-profile meetings are for show often times and all about tactics. we expect the president will try a stopgap measure extending middle-class tax rates, extending unemployment benefits for some 2 million americans, do some small spending cuts now, but not entitlement reform. an ally of the white house and the house of representatives offered this. >> this is not for show. it is a last-ditch effort by the president to bring the congressional leaders together to try and get at least a small package. a small deal together before the new year. in order to avoid some of the tax hikes of the fiscal cliff and to deal with some of the unemployment. greg: senator rob portman, a republican from ohio said that if lawmakers in the white house can get through this fiscal cliff, we will immediately face another fiscal cliff, if you will. the debt ceiling, noting that are dead is not sustainable. s
. >> reporter: kerry kept quiet and hillary clinton wasn't able to make it to the white house at all. she is still recovering from the concussion that is preventing from testifying about what she knew before after and during the deadly attack in benghazi. >> heather: peter doocy in washington, thanks. >> gregg: last of the newtown school shooting victims has been laid to rest. hour earns attended services for three children. eight days after the gunman killed 26 women and children. since then, more than $2.6 million worth of condolences have poured into the official memorial fund. >> heather: gun control debate heating up in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, national rifle association bribing go silence yesterday. critics slamming for suggesting them that armed police officers should be placed in every school in america. rick levanthol has a fair and balanced look at the argument. >> a number of viewers bill clinton made a similar proposal back in april of 2000 one year after the columbine shootings. pop warner football pledged $60 million in a fifth refund of founding for the
that they should take personal responsibility. >> a very valuable comment. >> i am going to go with bill clinton. >> one speech? >> it was 20 years in the making, the story of the speech, for the first 15 years, republicans treated bill clinton that he was the worst thing that ever happened to american politics. the villain in chief, and after he left the white house, there was the moment in 2008, when republicans decided wait a minute, no, bill clinton is this by-gone symbol of an era, in moderation, they sang his praises for four years, set him up as the good democrat, against obama's bad democrat, and what happens, the good democrat vouches for the bad democrat and disarmed what a lot of republicans were saying about barack obama. >> you have made a reasonable argument. >> i think the enviable one was rick perry, who made the step of going full anti-out immigrant zealotry. >> it totally destroyed rick, he dispatched rick perry on the attack of the hundred thousand subsidy, which allowed the undocumented students to go to the university and pay in-state tuition. romney destroyed him. but in th
was on the right so they could make obama look bad. at some point they will have to confront hillary clinton herself as the chief democrat in the country. when will they pivot? >>> if you're worried we'll soon be governed by sharia law, have no fear. republicans are keeping us safe from something that was never going to happen anyway. that and other low lights there 2012 in the "sideshow." >>> and finally my hopes for the upcoming year, especially from the president. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey announced today his candidacy for the united states senate seat held by john kerry who president obama has nominated for secretary of state. markey is a friend and respected guest on "hardball" and has been in the house since 1976. he's the dean of the massachusetts delegation, and he has the best values of anybody i know in politics. if he gets the democratic nomination for the senate, he could wind up running against scott brown who won the seat in 2010, then lost it last month. the special election is likely to take place this june. we'll be r
. george h.w. burks 137. bill clinton, 167. george w. bush, 173. and then president obama through november 5 2012, i guess the day of the election, had 311 -- 3 10789 why such a jump between president carter and president obama? is it just the cost of running these campaigns? is it television ads? writes all this money going if guest: it's a very good question. if you want to understand what presidents do, you have to think about what the rules of the system are that incentivize their action. so the rise in fundraising is really a story about the consequence of campaign reform. if you want to empty your let to a presidential candidate, you could give them $25,000. over the last few decades, campaign costs have exploded. the rational is that -- rationale is that we want to have small amount offense money to limit corruption or the appearance of corruption. so the idea is if i can only get a certain amount of money from you, and every person i know, i'm not going to be behold on every certain but with rising president costs, the president is spending more time raising more and more money. th
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and a year after columbine in april of 2000 and president bill clinton pledged $60 million for the cops in schools program, placing hundreds of police officers in hundreds of schools, 12 years ago. >> jamie: a lot of folks are talking about that today, rick, thanks. >> rick: switching gears, folks in the midwest digging out after the massive snowstorm. iowa crews are working to restore power to thousands who lost their lights at the height of the storm. and, record snowfall in green bay, wisconsin. packers fans, clearing 10 inches of snow from the lambeau field, the packers fans own the team, and, a powerful storm system moved across the country and, making for dangerous conditions, and marie molina is live at the fox extreme weather center. >> the system that produced blizzard conditions and, heavy snow, now is exiting the northeast and it is still producing travel issues today. we have delays, in the airport hubs like new york, and actually newark airport international and also across the jfk airport. so again delays out there and some of those are actually over an hour, and we have s
there is a celebrity intervention at the commander, hillary clinton was delayed in sending reinforcement, partially due to the fact that clinton was entertaining a celebrity new york. i celebrity king george found prince william henry. diane also comments on a bit of irony. october 19, day of the surrender, the day clinton said from new york to provide this those reinforcements. have been one of the ships in the fleet to canada is commanded by cornwallis' younger brother. which then brings me to the kind of ice bucket, what i would call paper preservation discoveries. prior to 1870 come before the transition, newspapers were printed on rockland stock. paper made primarily off the backs of the columnists of what people were. also ship sailed. rats are oiled and ultimately sifted into the sheath to pay for and durability of the paper plays a significant role in the preservation and that today we can find 200-year-old newspapers that are in better lake position of last week's boston globe. so thanks to the rachlin and paper in which they are printed and thanks to the institution, we have these wonderful p
passed plan b before correcting the error 15 minutes later. hillary clinton did not testify this week the a congressional hearings on the benghazi attack because she's recovering from a concussion suffered after she had fainted. some fox news commentators practically demanded she get a note from her doctor. >> she's suffering from acute benghazi allergy which causes lightheadedness when she hears the word benghazi or is being asked about it. >> how could she get a concussion when she's been ducking everything. this is what i don't understand. makes no sense to me. >> hillary clinton, i guess she passed out somewhere. is she unconscious somewhere? >> bill -- >> she can't testify. >> really? they're making fun of the secretary of state's injury? this drew a rhetoric from greta van sus ren who blogged i don't agree with any of my fnc colleagues or anyone who is a tad bit sarcastic on our air about secretary clinton's health. she will testify next month. a story from last week, rhonda lee lost her job because of facebook. she was a meteorologist at abc affiliate in shreveport, louisiana.
. hillary clinton set to return to work to the state department. s many lawmakers are waiting for clinton to testify in an open hearing about what she knew about the benghazi terror attack. some senators refusing to consider john kerry as her successor until she testifies. a massive form killed at least 16 people so far continues moving across the northeast is expect to do head into canada today. many travelers are trying to get home after the holidays. the storm canceled at least a,000 flights yesterday delayed over 8,000. they saw over a foot of snow. in vermont 21 inches. in arkansas 200,000 homes and businesses lost power. that is your 5@5:00. >>> for the latest on the extreme weather we turn to maria molina. she is tracking another storm this morning. >> another storm system impacting portions of the northeast with more snow as we head into the weekend. thankfully the storm system is not dumping more than 20 dmcinc of snow. current temperatures across the midwest an the plains. it is very cold this morning in places like rapid city. 7 degrees below zero. 19 over minneapolis and 30 de
advisory board and also was president clinton how usual is this cell that we're hearing about? >> you know, candy, while there is a discussion, there was a statement put out by the emirates, we don't know very much about the details. typically the emirates is an infrastructure place, right? it's where they provide support, the terrorist groups look for support that counter pro live rag, banking. we don't often see operational terrorist cells and that's what makes this different. the emirates has a capable counterterrorism force and work very closely with saudi arabia and we have to presume that there was real cooperation because the targets were supposed to be in the emirates and saudi arabia but we don't know much beyond that. >> you know, i want to get this quote exactly right. this is from the official em rate news agency and materials aiming to conduct terrorist attacks. so this is not a region that you want people exporting material and equipment for terrorist attacks. how concerning is that part of the operation? >> it's very concerning. in fact, the statement itself suggests that th
dollars in deficit spending last four years. president says let's go back to the clinton levels of taxation. if we went back to the clinton levels of taxation we're still double the highest bush era of deficit spending still because spending was accelerated so much in 2009 and 2010. we're trying to bring the spending levels back down. on the contrary if we just brought the spending levels down to the clinton level spending instead of tax level going up to clinton level of tax it is would solve this. we're trying to solve the debt and deficit. we're trying to say how do we get out of debt. the president is saying let's get past the fiscal cliff and let's keep moving on. that doesn't solve the problem. what solves the problem is reducing spending and get our spending back down so our nation is back in balance again. jon: is it mostly medicare and perhaps social security that are the drivers of the problem in your view? >> it is everything that's on the table. when you look at our discretionary spending, how much that was accelerated through the one-year stimulus program to be done
ran out and president bush was in office instead of bill clinton, so we have at. now there may be some move to rethink it. i found in doing research on the look that violent gun crime didn't go down significantly during the period when the automatic weapons assault weapons ban was in effect that doesn't prove it had no effect but statistically -- >> host: there are arguments about that. part of it is that it band new sales but you were allowed to keep old ones so there's a stock of weapons so that you look at the period of years. >> host: but would probably have the same grandfather clauses about the purchase, so how effective what it really be? i think a lot of times liberals -- and i call the book a little case for the sake of the amendment make the mistake of thinking strict gun control that's the way that you control gun violence. that's the best way to control gun violence i think if you could eliminate all 300 million guns that we have in this country legally or illegal surely gun violence would go down, but we are not clear to be able to do that, and instead what happens is in t
hillary clinton finally expected to return to work next week. she spent the last three weeks recovering from a stomach virus and concussion that forced her to miss her date to testify in the benghazi attack that killed four americans in september. lawmakers say until hillary clinton testifies, they'll hold up john kerry has confirmation for secretary of state. >> eric: joining us now is sout carolina congressman and member of the house foreign affairs committee, mr. jeff duncan. good to have you on. first of all, why haven't we heard from hillary clinton? i understand concussions. i know them all too well. but really? three, four weeks now to testify? >> well, she needs to testify and i think she will. i'm optimistic she will. her office verified she was ill. i know the travel schedule, she gets worn down. i'll give her the benefit of the doubt. she needs to come testify. she was the person in charge at the department of state on september 11 when the attack in benghazi happened. and there are questions that need to be answered. >> kelly: there have been some people who criticize
in foreign intelligence surveillance and the completing of the metrorail system. during the clinton administration, he served as a leading u.s. trader and earned the rank of staffman. -- ambassador. he was described as an antidote and he promised to deliver. he practiced international trade law and washington. on behalf of the west virginia state society, i would like to introduce ira shapiro. thank you. [applause] >> thank you for the kind introduction. thank you to the society for giving me the chance to be here. thanks to mike who did so much to organize the event. he is an old friend. thank you, mike. i'm delighted to be here today with corbin. -- david corbin. we have two books that talk about robert byrd from different perspectives. my book is basically about the senate and the last great senate as i refer to it. senator byrd was the majority leader during the period of time i wrote about. it gives you an ensemble sense of how the senate works. the book originated in 2008. i had been in the senate in the 1970s and 1980s. by 2008, i decided the senate had become utterly unrecog
department did this go? did it reach the 7th floor of the state department, ie, hillary clinton's office. we don't know that. >> dave: and that's why people want to hear from secretary of state hillary clinton, and hopefully recover from the concussion, from the flu to give the answers. there were four americans who died. >> clayton: great point. >> we have other news for you, get to it, if you're just waking up, after a second round of voting it looks like egypt now has a new constitution. you can see supporters of president mohammed morsi casting ballots for the islamic drafted confusion and reports that the constitution had passed and morsi says it's establishing democracy in egypt, but the some say it's nothing more than a power grab. is a serial killer on the loose in michigan this morning, concerns after police made another gruesome discovery in a drain pipe. this is the second time in four months that they have found human remains there. police have now sent the remains to a lab in texas for dna testing and investigators want to determine if the remains match the body parts months ago
the teleprompter. newt gingrich. he said the republican party right now could not beat hillary clinton in 2016, but we're hearing the beginnings of the efforts to discredit her as a potential candidate. newt gingrich weighing in on hillary clinton. what about that one? >> is this going to come at the end of his second term with a moon colony? you know. newt gingrich coming to hillary clinton's defense, i suppose we shouldn't be surprised. i'm still going to have a head-wrenching moment because wasn't he the guy who had something to do with impeachment? it's nice that he's gone back to his olympian position of musing on the state of politics. he couldn't really predict his own politics in his own primary very well. it's true that people might try and throw rocks at her. i just think stepping out of the washington fray means that she doesn't need to deal with this right now. so in terms of her own position, it's not like she's a nominee. she has to deal with congress. she doesn't even -- she managed to dodge the whole situation on benghazi pretty well for herself. you know, the tougher questions
is to the middle class and lower middle class people. so, if everybody says let's go back to the clinton tax rates, that is the clinton tax rates. also, on more spending, the iraq war, we pulled the people out. on c-span about two months ago i turned it on a senate armed services committee. i've not seen any by a report on this. the. -- the state department said in private contractors at a cost it at or > if we would've sent our troops in there. it is a fact right now, the figures don't lie, but liars figure. host: thanks for the call. guest: the president's proposal to roll back the bush tax rates for upper-income americans would raise probably about $100 billion a year. that includes higher tax rates on itincome earned over $250,00, higher estate taxes, and more. it's not going to solve our deficit problem, but it will have an impact. the question is, is that enough, too much, too little, when you combine it with spending cuts, to reduce the deficit to more stable level over the years? host: what we have seen in these negotiations between the principals, how does that portend in terms of what we
incompetence what can you get fired over. >> clayton: hillary clinton is out with a concussion and could be senator john kerry going through the approval process x. we'll not have a approval process until we hear from secretary clinton. >> she said publicly she took responsibility . what are you doing to be accountable for the failure. the question is what did she know. did she know he was in danger or putting himself in danger. both roads lead back to her. they are critical to understanding the larger failures. >>> and the u.s. army is heading to africa . parts of the countries where we are seeing extremist growth. they are expanding in libya and mali and nigeria and turkey. this is an effort to make sure they are trainned extremist. it shows that al-qaida is not really defeated but emboldened. >> i ran an operating base. these are the same target and that tells me al-qaida is coming back . it was designed to be a soft power of command and stated to have no combat of power. we had a conference on my think tank know had a conference and people recognized the problem is. you have no comba
clinton. .. if you reinstated the ban now it would probably have the same grandfather clause as weapons previously purchased so i think a lot of times liberals, and i call the book a liberals case in the 2nd amendment, make the mistake of thinking that strict gun control is the way you control gun violence and that's the best way to control gun violence. i think if you could eliminate all 300 million guns we have in this country legal or illegal, surely gun violence would go down but we are not going to be old to do that. instead what happens is in places like new york where i live, the overwhelmingly the support to make it as difficult as possible for everybody to buy guns legally and that is seen as the best way to keep gun violence down. well it doesn't work. us go you are arguing against it. >> guest: criminals don't there with registering their guns. the way to try to control that and it will never be possible to eliminate it, is a thing to aim gun control measures at preventing people who shouldn't have guns, not people who ought to have the right and do according to the second am
clinton. >> guest: now there may be some move to rethink it. i found in doing research on the book, that violence, guck crime, did not go down significantly during the period when the automatic weapons ban, assault weapons ban was in effect. that doesn't prove that it had no effect. but statistically -- >> host: there are arguments about that. part of it, i know, is that people didn't -- banned new sales but you were allowed to keep old ones so there's a stock of weapons. so you are looking at a period of years before it makes a difference. >> guest: if you reinstated the ban now it would have the same grandfather clause about weapons previously purchased. so effective would it be? i think a lot of timed, liberals -- i cause the book a liberals' case -- make the mistake of thinking strict gun control, that's the way you control gun violence, the best way to control gun violence. i think if you could eliminate all 300 million gun wes have in this country, legal and illegal, surely gun violence would go down. but we're not going to be able to do that. and instead what happens is, in
announced a choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. its massachusetts senator john kerry. praising his qualifications saying his life prepared him for the job. kero served as chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and is a decorated vietnam veteran. he became a leading contender after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration last week.÷e >> time is running out.jw>z president says he's ready and willing to get a big package done by would accept a stopgap measure to avoid spending cuts on january 1. >> nobody can get 100% of what they want this, is not a content between parties in terms of who looks good, who doesn't. there are58=Ñ real world consequences to what we do here. >> the comments came after house speak year accused him of being less than truth bfl at approach to the negotiations. >> he wants more spending and tax hikes. he won't deal with entitlement reform and big issues facing our country. >> boehner says he ream ree mains open to negotiation buzz it's clear nothing will be settled if the next few days. the president left with his family,
, hillary clinton way ahead of barack obama and that gap was closed. i think it is going to be closeable by ed marky. he has three million raised and ready to spend. >> yes, that gives him the opportunity to get his message out. and even though he has been in congress for 36 years, for 36 years, he has run from one little district in the entire state. this will be his first statewide race. that might explain why a third of the people polled haven't heard of him. he is big on climate change. and so, you know, let's see if your prediction comes true. jump in with me here on this one. you know, i wanted to jump in with you on the tim pawlenty thing. i knew i would be hearing about that tonight. >> i want to know who else is going to jump in. >> my point is scott brown is the current republican senator. he is polling below 50 and when he was running against elizabeth warren who started off not so well-known throughout the sate. i'm looking at nothing prohibitive and nothing he can't make up. it is more of a challenge for scott brown to push up. >> he had his rise and fall. he he lost by over
asked former clinton budget director alice rivlin on where we could see the fallout from the fiscal cliff. >> the real uncertainty i think is what the markets will look isn't in control of its own destiny because we're acting that way right now. now, if you're an investor, whether you're in some part of the united states or you're in some other part of the world, do you really want to buy american securities? do you want to invest in a country whose government isn't functioning? i don't think so. so, we could get a big market reaction, a drop in the stock market, and that might scare people. >> "the rachel maddow show" week nights at 9:00 eastern right here on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> home prices on the rise, syria's head of preventing defections decides to defect. your headlines are straight ahead. plus, connecting the dots on sonia sotomayor, health care and a fine. you're watching "first look." >>> some stories making news this morning. toyota says it's reached a more than $1 billion settlement in a case involving unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles. it's
amendment. really the religious freedom restoration act. signed by president clinton. it says that persons if they have any religious rights violate and they are can challenge that the government has a high burden to overcome any kind of burden to your free exercise. they use the word persons there but didn't define it if you go to the regular definition of persons in the congressional code. corporations, companies, associations they are all includeded on or abouts a closely held business their religious rights are violated. individuals have no constitutional right to work at these places. you know what you are getting into. if you apply for the job. you are working there now. haven't heard of any individuals complaining. that's a separate situation that could come down the line possibly. though i don't expect it. this is just b. just basic religious freedom not asking for much here thanks for being here. as i said a very important precedent. let me know. does this violate hobby lobby's religious freedom let me know what you think at twitter dave briggs tv. college kid tossed in the slamme
slipped in a prison hospital bathroom earlier this month. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton sidelined no more. her spokesman says she will be back at work next week after spending the past three weeks fighting off what the state department said was a stomach flu and a concussion brought on by a fainting spell. doctors have grounded her from overseas travel for a few more weeks. her return means she may soon testify before congress about that attack on the u.s. diplomatic office in bengahzi. >>> hopefully bart, the hound dog, won't be sniffing around lake erie any more this winter. he slipped through the ice and his front paws were the only thing that kept him through the surface. his owner tried to help him, but he slipped through, too. >> i was talking to him. trying to keep him warm, rub him. get flood flowing through his body. i kind of looked at it like what if it was my dog? >> they spent about 90 minutes in the frigid water before rescuers arrived. bart was cold but otherwise okay. >>> america watched as paul mccartney, bon jovi and bruce springsteen took the stage to raise mone
to president bill clinton, fox news contributor. terry holt joins us, former bush-cheney national spokesman and former senior advisor to the rnc. good to see you both. doug, what is amazing to a lot of people is that they're not even talking to each other. the last meaningful conversation between the president and boehner, for example, was 10 days ago. look, when you were in the clinton white house that's not the way things worked, right? >> absolutely not, gregg. president clinton and newt gingrich, the then speaker, despite their very real differences were talking all the time. i think at one point they spent a total of almost 35 hours in total together. bottom line, there was always a sense of national purpose that i think is missing here, gregg. bottom line on both side i think there's a lot to be accounted for. gregg: you know, terry, let me put up on the board what this means to the average american. all right. 300 bucks if you're the lowest taxpayer, there you are but you're talking about if you make 40 to 50,000, $1700. go to the next page. look at this. i mean you're talking about
choice to rae place clinton as secretary of state and as expected it is massachusetts senator john kerry. the president praised kerry qualifications today at the white house saying his life has prepared him for this job. kerry has served as chairman of the senate foreign relation committee and decorated vietnam veteran and leading contender for the post after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration last week. >> well december 21 arrived and the world did not end this morning hundreds office people converged on any chen mayan site to witness dooms day just in indicates it happen. hundreds also gathered at stonehenge in england. fichlt lively group us a cap see. april khent mayan calendar end today. some believed the world would end but some mayan experts say the fact we are all sincere proves the calendar doesn't mark an ending because new beginning. all matter of interpretation. >> well the end of the world is part of jib jab 2012. they play off politic expanding the reach. here's a look at some of this year folly. ♪ it's the end of creation, the signs are every place.
controlled for 40 years as well. there were rare occasions. president clinton massed nafta, the free trade agreement in 1993. the majority of republican votes for it and democrats against it. it's only 20 votes, but that is the difference between boehner getting what he wants and not. if he loses, he can only lose fewer than that in january. he needs a bill that commands a lot of democratic support. >> people say it will be one of the most powerful people. it will be more powerful because she has the upper hand and she knows it. she will have to deal with it at least 75 to 100 votes. >> and again the marks sustain this idea of okay, this new more moderate congress coming in and these voices will be put down to a degree or will we see dire financial implications off the bat? >> the lesser because even if they managed to harsh out the small deal that president obama is putting forward, this is deficit increase that we are talking about. none of these cuts will be offset. all of the spending will have to be accounted for somehow. the stage is set for an ugly plan. >> only in america! trivia t
and bill clinton can love it too. in "unthinkable" did the issue of torture become part of the debate? >> that's what it was. it was about taking the ticking clock scenario you're familiar with. the idea a man has put four nuke bombs on american soil, how far do you go to get it out of him? what are the lines you're prepared to go up to or beyond in order to to save the entire united states of america or everyone in it or do you have to negotiate with this man's human rights? so the film was a dramization of that. and again very difficult to read what the politics of it were. you can watch the entire film and again everyone has their own view of it and being the man who -- actually the film is about a cr i aagent who is working in iraq disappears and nobody knows where he is. he hops up in a mall in america and gives himself up and when he's brought in he says that he's converted to become a muslim and has put these bombs around the place. then sam jackson's character comes in and using torture and the whole film is about me being tortured by sam jackson and pushing you to see how far
to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. he is considered a shoo-in for confirmation, there is likely there will be a vacant seat for the taking in massachusetts soon. >>> cnn newsroom with don lemon coming up in a few minutes. don is here to tell tell us what's ahead. how are you there, done? >> good to see you. >> it's a literal handoff. >> welcome to the other coast. >> nice to be here. very nice to be here. thank you. >> i wish we had some fun stuff to talk about, but, unfortunately, we are talking about the school shooting. i'm going to talk to a school safety expert who says tactics like bullet proof vests, backpacks, arming teachers and teaching kids to attack armed entrueders they're "borderline insane." miguel had a really intense conversation last night about gun control in this country. he wrote an article pointing out that in many of the recent mass shootings the gunmen has been a white man or a teenager. i asked him if our conversation would be different if adam lanza had been black or muslim. listen. >> are you saying that we should start profiling white men? >> well, i
seller told the "san francisco chronicle" obama is the best gun salesman since bill clinton. every time a liberal opens his mouth and says something stupid about guns, i sell a gazillion of them. let's bring in anna navarro and elsie granderson from grand rapids, michigan. both are cnn contributeors. okay. it sounds kind of odd because the president hasn't done anything when it comes to gun control. so that's something we need to examine. it's all in our heads. what is that? gun sales soaring. is this an aun intended consequence of president obama's push for new ideas to reduce gun violence? go, anna. >> you see a spike in gun sales. people want to retain their rights. i don't think we blame the gun sales on obama. i don't think we blame it on the nra. i think we blame it on a human reaction. i think what we need to see -- >> but, anna -- >> is a comprehensive approach -- >> hang on. we don't blame it on that, but i think these gun people are being very candid when they say that. they wouldn't say it if it wasn't true. there was a gun show here in georgia this weekend. people were lined
last week nominated john kerry to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. here to walk us through the policeman call cause and effect in three states are "newshour" political editor christina and "roll call" we heard today that one of the kennedy h,irs, ted kennedy, junior, decided not to run for the seat in massachusetts, what's happening there? >> more of interesting dynamics at play. whenever a kennedy decides to run in massachusetts he sort of think that clears the field. so when he said he wanted to stay in connecticut, potentially run for something there one day -- >> ifill: which is where he lives. >> exactly. opens up the field for the democrats in a big way. really where everybody is paying attention right now the republican side. senator scott brown just lost the seat very high profile race in 2012 to elizabeth warren, should he choose to run for special election, try to repeat in 2010 to be able to catch democrats by surprise, that could be his seat. but he may not run. there are lot 6 different things at play, he has options down the line, always run for gov
of the prejudice by being visible about it. helping to block. the conviction of bill clinton of impeachment. i've done a lot of work for affordable housing, rental housing. i understand the rap on me and other liberals is we push poor people into homeownership. and it's exactly the opposite of the case. we were trying to prevent those kinds of bad loans. and i'm beginning to see a substantial reduction in america's military budget and doing away with the notion that 65 years after world war ii we continue to have to protect the whole world. >> reporter: no concern that dodd-frank on the one hand, goes too far, as some people say, and on the other hand, as others say, doesn't go far enough? >> no, i don't think in any area it goes too far. as to the regulators, i would have been worried if mitt romney had been elected because he would have appointed non- regulators. but i think the people in place under president obama who helped write the law believe in it. the common theme in the bill, as i saw it, was to say to a great extent, people who make decisions that are risky, which should be done in
with clinton. let's see what happens here. this is a different situation. it's much more serious in terms of the fiscal cliff. that was just a -- we couldn't pass a continuing resolution to the government employees had to stay home for a while. but gingrich didn't willingly come to the table. boehner has been embarrassed. he could not get the vote of his own caucus, of his own conference to pass a benign piece of legislation, a piece of legislation that protected everybody up to a million dollars. i don't know how you get more embarrassed than that. now, i hope that these guys can get together, these men and women can get together and do something before january 1st. but i'd check those airplane logs if i were you. if they're really serious, they're going to say you're going to get the final word. >> and i'm creating this dynamic of making it difficult. john boehner was not embarrassed. the house works its will. to try to put it ins terms of being embarrassed, misses the whole point. >> and i remember that well because i had a school feed trip to the national zoo that was canceled because
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